Trey and Tom Grind
Reunion week continues for Trey Anastasio. After jamming with former band mates Mike Gordon, Page McConnell and Jon Fishman over the course of the past seven days, Anastasio found himself in his childhood home of Princeton, NJ performing two blocks from his former residence at the McCarter Theatre. To mark the occasion, Anastasio brought out longtime lyricist, and Princeton resident, Tom Marshall for a number of his co-compositions including Wading in the Velvet Sea, Limb by Limb, Lawn Boy and Character Zero. Marshall also took the lead on Grind, a number he sang with Phish during its only live reading on December 30, 1998. Former Trey Anastasio Band woodman Russell Remington also played saxophone and flute alongside Jen Hartswick on a number of selections including, Mr. Completely, Low and Simple Twist Up Dave. Banter dotted Anastasios set, as he reminisced about growing up in Princeton and seeing Wynton Marsalis with Marshall at the McCarter. Anastasio also mentioned the rhombus, the gathering place and sacred element of Phish lore, reminding fans to keep its location a secret.